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's inaugural parade. the illinois state float behind me. honoring president obama's home state of illinois and then you can hear the school of the arts, from florida, getting ready for the parade as well. we're going to be on the back of a flat bed trunk in front of the president's motorcade as he heads towards the white house and head off and stop in the reviewing seat where he will watch the parade go by where jessica yellen is waiting. i'll be the ferris bueller of the inaugural parade watching those from a good vantage point in front of the president. you'll have a good vantage point as well. >> let's see if he gets out of the motorcade and sings on a float like ferris. that would make headlines. he has a pretty good voice. the president will come next here, to pennsylvania avenue. this is the stretch of the parade route where we most often see the president exit the motorcade with the first lady and wave to the crowds and some crowds have started to gather here after the president finished his oath today. we'll look to see if that happens tomorrow. after the raid route moves past the
and gentlemen, the president of the united states of america, barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health. >> president obomba seemed to fend off the health care law criticism on the campaign trail. >> i like the phrase obamacare because you know what? i do care. >> it's an alexander batross around the president. >> secretary sebelius is staying on for a second term and will oversee the major aspects of the health care law implementation, scheduled to take effect in 2014. there are many major questions about the health care law that remain unanswered about access, cost and total coverage. and that's even before it's been set up anywhere. >> the wild card is how companies deal with this. if companies drop coverage and agreeing to pay the penalty, we have a new situation. >> for all the talk about u.s. troop moves under president obama, doubling down in afghanistan. >> it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> winding down and eventually ending the war in iraq. >> now, it's t
everything you need to know about the inauguration of barack obama, the 44th president of the united states. >> the political theater and dignified simplicity, designed to show off a new nation's representativive government. today is special because it's sunday. tomorrow is the ceremonial swearing in on the mall. >> in this day and age, inaugurations have their own set of challenges. we will go over over the logistics and the schedule and the security. >> the formal swearing in is today. today is january 20, the constitutionally mandated day the president must be sworn in. that takes place in about an hour at the white house. we will get a preview from ed henry. >> good morning. interesting, the crowd's a lot smaller than they were four years ago. but still, as you noted, a lot of pomp and circumstance. it started when the president went to arlington national cemetery, met up with vice-president biden. there was a laying of a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. the vice-president had been sworn in already this morning, a little bit earlier than the president. that's in part because he was s
for republicans even though president obama was the united states senator representing illinois, he likes to work around congress. on dealing with congress, roy blunt says he needs to be realistic. >> he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a lot better than the legislative approach and you can't get that far with executive orders. you've got to legislate, you don't control the whole congress. >> reporter: he says with a divided government. republicans controlling the house, democrats controlling the senate and obviously the white house, there is an opportunity to get big things done. >> eric: the president's allies and staff saying about this, any change? >> reporter: essentially what they are saying he will use inspirational words to try to motivate the country. tomorrow lab general layout of what he wants to do over the next four years, where he wishes to take the country. when he does the state of the union address he'll get in more detail. here is david plouffe. >> he is going to talk about our political system to resolve all of our disputes, but it does require to
for the meaningless queen elizabeth. president obama invited senate minority leader mitch mcconnell to two state dinners, and to celebrate the basketball team from his home state. mcconnell declined all those invitations. and president obama invited all newly elected members of congress to the white house for a reputation. less than half of the freshmen republicans attended. joining me now, howard fineman, in my experience, this socializing thing is the most overrated legislative strategy imaginable. i have never seen it matter in any way at all. if booze could do this it would have fixed a lot of things a lot easier a long time ago. >> yes, of course, and booze consumption in d.c. exceeds that in other years of the country, with the possible exception of las vegas. there was a time, a day and place when i think personal relationships did matter more. and i think when you were on the hill, when i was covering you on the hill, it was kind of the end of that era. it started not to matter around that time. one thing that has happened now, lawrence, is that members of congress spend all their time r
and extras. if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes, just search state of the union. cnn's coverage of president obama's inauguration continues now with my colleagues, gloria borger and john king. >> thank you, candy. good morning from the national mall. welcome to cnn's continuing coverage. our special coverage of the 2013 inauguration of president barack obama. if you tuned in to watch fareed zakaria, they have the weekend off. he'll be back at his regular time next week. gloria, not a crowd behind us. little crowd behind us. the crowd will be here tomorrow for the ceremony, but today is really the day that matters if you read the constitution. >> that's right. today is the day the vice president was sworn in earlier today and the president gets sworn in just before noon and what a great seat we have, john, smack dab in the middle of the mall and, as you said, last night we had some crowds here. today it's a little bit early, i think. >> the smart people in washington know they have to get up very early tomorrow to get the prime location. so, they're resting a bit and m
-- the obama administration is trying to do what it can to stabilize things, but it lost a lot of influence with the departure of american forces. one thing that the american forces did get in the united states is more clout inside of iraq. >> host: talk about the release of a man accused of killing american soldiers. this issue that you write about in your book, "the endgame," but also some news that came out in november about the release of ali. >> guest: there's been a number of events that i think have worked against the american interest in iraq. that duke is one of them. she is an iraqi come he is a lebanese who was sent into iraq at the behest of the american courts because hezbollah is supported by iran. for the purposes of training of the shiite militia who were fighting the american troops, and he was captured along with a number of the shiite militia leaders in the rate connected in basra by the brits in which there's an american presence held in detention by the united states. but then under the status of forces agreement he was handed over to the iraqis. >> host: this agreement
hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> reporter: it was a slip of the tongue, a stumble over words both president obama, a constitutional law professor and chief justice of the supreme court, john roberts, should have known like the back of their hands. but the mistake made for an awkward moment in the middle of a solemn occasion. the swearing in of the first african-american president in front of a crowd more than a million strong on the national mall. robert's flub was significant enough that the oath had to be taken again, out of an abundance of caution, the very next day at the white house. >> i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: cnn senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin wrote a book about this awkward moment in presidential history titled "the oath." did they need to do it, again? >> no one knows. >> really? >> no one knows to this day because the legal significa
of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something is going on in all 50 states. this big tent opens at 9:30 to the public. you can come down and see all of these exhibits. there's plenty of room for everybody here at the mall at 12th street. we talked to a couple of the people inside about what they hope to do today. >> anyone can volunteer if you're ages 10 and up. we have everything from an e-mail pen pal program to getting involved with our friendship program. >> people are here for the national day of service. you'd like people to come and sign up. >> absolutely. we need volunteers. we are run by volunteers. we have over 1,000 volunteers. we're always looking for more volunteers. that's why we're out here. >> reporter: again, it's a national day of service. it won't be any good unless you participate. i'm tom sherwood live on the national mall. back to you. >> all right, tom. we're glad you canceled your other plans to be with us. >> we feel very lucky. thanks, tom. if you're up early, you can see from tom's live shot that the sun's already out shining. >> but what effect
, who was then chief of staff to president obama at the white house. quote, and this is from e-mail, either e-mail or call when you can with suggestions, woolard wrote. the e-mail stated quote, the white house needs to focus on finalizing the loan guarantee for will be the largest solar thermal project in the world. brightsource energies project was conditionally approved more than a year ago and is in the final stages of being completed. we need a commitment from the white house regarding that loan closure. at a house energy and commerce subcommittee meeting last may, chairman jim jordan said toward, quote, you are asking the guy who's in charge of making a final decision to proofread an e-mail that your chairman was going to send to the white house chief of staff, and you say there's no political involveme involvement? well, in another coincidence or not, the loan received final approval and may 2011, a month after silver refused the proofreading request, which he reviewed as the e-mail as can be seen from his personal account, his personal e-mail account, not his department
-- faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. barack obama then stop, pause, smiled -- as if to say, come on, this is my big day, you have to get this right. unfortunately, he did not get it right. the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes that he did not use the first time and got it right. >> jim bendat, author of a "democracy's big de." part of a three day holiday weekend on cspan 2's book tv. >> "washington journal" continues. but host: the cost of this second presidential inauguration, as opposed it -- as reported by christina from the huffington post. how much is this going to cost? guest: [inaudible] to understand the cost we need to see it as two different pieces. the first is was being paid for by the inaugural committee. the national the of service on saturday, the concert last night, the candlelight event coming up tonight. and the presidential inaugural committee is expected to raise $50 million. the second component is a public event. 600,000 800,000 people on the mall. host: we will get to your calls and com
to washington to be part of this celebration. >> the president-elect of the united states, barak h. obama. >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures, the crushing crowds, to witness this quadrenial moment. year the crowds are not expected to be as big -- >> nice to see you again. >> reporter: but stuff enough to fill hotels like the historic willard where steve blum said he met seven presidents. >> i got a fist bump from obama. >> reporter: everyone has learned that the festivities are not really about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> reporter: theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. the story by douglas brinkley. >> th
book is "bull by the horns" tonight on c-span's q&a. >> after that, president obama and by its -- and vice president biden had a wreath-laying and president obama took the oath at the white house. here is a look at the events today. vice president of the united states, accompanied by justice sonia sotomayor. [applause] >> the vice president has asked for -- ask that we bless the occasion with prayer. so, let us pray. the profit micah reclaims did you have been told, mortal, what is good, and what the board requires a view, only to do justice and love goodness, walking calmly with your dog. -- god. gracious god, we ask your blessing on your servant, joseph, as he renews the pledge he made to his country. in all the complexities that, this world, give us your wisdom so that he can know what is good and give him the courage to always do what is right. walk close by him so that he can do justice and labored tirelessly for a more just and gentle world. empower him to be a voice for those without a voice. for those on the margins, so easy -- easily overlook, you will judge us all for
, this is about whether or not it results in us having a democratic president. this is going on in the states right now. hey, beltway, wake up. >>> a helicopter crashes into a crane in london. >>> snow causing trouble for commuters today. >>> later today, president obama will offer the most xensz extensive proposals to curb gun rules. aenchts 150,000 kids could be stranded this morning and one world trade center is one step closer to reaching 1776 feet. good morning. we begin with breaking news in london today. black smoke was seen rising into the sky during the morning rush hour. a helicopter crashed into a construction crane and then crashed near the river thames. the chopper fell and burning wreckage was seen in the street. there are reports of at least two people killed. british police say there was nothing to suggest a terrorism link. we have a reporter headed to the scene of the crash and we're expected to bring you more on the story. >>> a big winter storm is working from the south to the northeast this morning and expected to be a travel nuisance for commuters. many in the south saw i
. and it is -- there is an elite group, the most elite group in the world is the group of presidents of the united states. >> right. and the most elite of the elite are the group who have been re-elected. >> mm-hmm. >> and so i think that this is their chance, this is obama's chance to really say put it out there and say this is -- the first time is really -- this is what i want to do, and the second time is, like, this is what i want to be. and i think that in a case of a black president it's even more important because the first time around it was jubilant, it was the first black president, it was so exciting. the second time around is this wasn't a fluke. this guy really did it. he did a good job, and the american people reaffirmed that he did a good job and re-elected him. and so many-in some way because he's a black president i think that the second inaugural for him is more important than the first. >> well, that is the reason for the second inaugural. let's go to nbc's peter alexander because peter was there for that d -- the more intimate inaugural, if you will, having been sworn in some 35 minutes ago, gi
to be part of this celebration. >> the president elect of the united states, barack h. obama. >> the last inauguration saw 1.million americans witnessing this quadrennial moment. this year the crowds are not expected to be as big. >> welcome back. >> but still enough to feel hotels like the historic willard where steve blom says he's met seven presidents. >> i got a fist pump from obama. >> everyone has learned the festivities are not about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. douglas brinkley, historian. >> that was a very unique year and most normal situations even if we're in recession or in a foreign war, we still throw pretty big i
this time, there is a split in the united states on political parties. big divide? i do not see any future of obama trying to get with the other party. he wants to heckle them, probe them like you would a mad cow orhost: is it more partisan than it has been in the past? it feels. you cannot escape it. the nature of cable tv, which is enormously significant disproportionate to its audience in studying the tone for the debate. differences. it is all about conflict. everything else contributes to the sense that people have that we are more divided than we have ever been before. george washington and john adams, a mob gathered outside washington's homa, denouncing his neutrality. host: we're looking at the veterans affairs secretary. the military, department of defense playing a big role in tomorrow's ceremony. guest: dwight eisenhower took very personally nixon's defeat. he said he knew how the condemned man felt, watching the scaffolding being built. host: people are talking about vice president biden in 2016. is that the measure of a successful presidency? guest: it is, but history argues t
in 2000 -- to early 2010 about a year after obama took office, three things happened. the first was -- it came from united states supreme court and i think no person in the united states that i can think of has benefited more from the supreme court then karl rove. two decisions. one in 2000 obviously was washed the gore which put his candidate in the white house and two, in 2010, citizens united decision. that opened the floodgates for contributions, unlimited contributions and in many cases from secret sources with no transparency whatsoever that is just unprecedented in history. the second thing that happened was running the republican party and it kind of ran into a ditch. he couldn't raise a dime and early in 2010 you may recall there was a revelation in los angeles that they republican national committee had been entertaining its donors at a strip club. and for the party of family values, this did not work too well so they could not raise a time. this gave wrote his opening, so in april he had a luncheon at his house in washington d.c. at weaver terrace. it was cohosted by
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to you and to all this. the food stamp challenge and america's welfare state. can a family of four eat healthy on food stamps? coupon on stephanie nelson joins us, and she says find out. obama's homeland security department making a decision on the tsa body scanners, and it is a body blow to the former bush homeland security director. why does the left keep talking about a gun problem? we have a mental health problem, a social problem. conservative columnist and provocateur or an coulter says we have a demographic problem. she is next. she is next. ♪ aah! learning how to kick flip 6 stairs takes determination. so will getting into college. i've got what it takes. so do you. ♪ lou: my next guest suggests that studies comparing gun violence between europe and the united states might be ignoring a demographic problem rather than a gun problem. joining us, syndicated columnist , best-selling author of racial demagoguery from the 70's to obama. great to have you here. i want to start. i have to start here even though this is a bit of a diversion because you're such a supporter of govern
of the united states. so then barack obama stops, paused, smiled as if to say, come on, man. this is my big day. you got to get this right! but unfortunately, he didn't get it right, so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he hadn't used the first time, and they got it right. >> jim walked through the history of democracy's big day. monday at 8:00 a.m. eastern the book featuring president obama, congress and martin luther king jr., part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book tv. c-span. created by america's cable companies in 1979 brought to you as a public service. >> in 1981, ronald regan was inaugurated as the u.s.'s 40th president. former california governor had won the election against the incumbent president, jimmy carter. the iran hostage crisis where 52 americans were held for days after a group of militants took over the u.s. ambassador in iran. this is about 25 minutes. as he was giving his speech, the hostages were being released. >> governor, are you prepared to take the constitutional oath? >> i am. >> place your h
raises the stakes in volatile region. the obama administration needs clear and focused policy to eliminate the threat that thety verse al-qaeda affiliateed groups pose to united states and americans working abroad off of the usual battlefields. additionally this administration needs to better understand the specific threats posed by aqim. and other al-qaeda affiliated groups. they will only pose increased threat in the future as they have in benghazi. now a veeria and mali. this group was retaliating because they let them use air space to attack the islamic terrorists. >> it shows how the reason become no man land dominated by the islamists. >> this is an outlier. the same affiliated groups. and the groups in the regionbe saw that complete lack of response in seriousness by the united states about the benghazi attack and the leading suspect in the attack. goingbe openly in the streets of benghazi. they see that the world had not responded when they took over half a country in mali, not like afghanistan at the end of the world. in the heart of the west essentially. we are organ
obama has been sworn in for a second four-year term. chief justice of the united states john roberts administered the oath of office in the white house. >>gregg: politicians to sports heroes, betraying the public trust is a growing phenomenon. now, bringing back our political insiders, john leboutillier and doug schoen. pat caddell is under the weather. lance armstrong, watched him twice on oprah this week. he appeared to be a guy not sorry he doped only sorry that he got caught but the list goes on and on. lance armstrong may end up behind bars for drug trafficking, money laundering and so forth. he beat the statue of limitations on perjury but slow a system of the growing problem. >> we see this problem in the society and in our politics. we cannot and do not -- they have portrayed the public trust with politician after politician who breaks the law and we trays trust, we have sports heros and celebrities violating the essence of being honest and truthful and it leads people to be cynical at the opening of the segment suggested. >>gregg: and another name, joe paterno, and manti te'
to state dinners that president bush hosts and you don't go to any that president obama hosts, i think right there the proof is in the pudding. let's go to washingt"washington pulitzer political analyst eugene robinson. eugene. >> i'm just imagining the next press conference the first one in the new term, somebody asks, mr. president, can you produce evidence you like a good party. item not sure this is a serious discussion. he's a friendly enough guy. >> they're making it a reflection of hiss leadersh lea abilities, to be a leader you have to pull people in, socialize with them and got to know them families. guess what. you can invite people over. if they don't come, is the responsibility on you? at that point, they've got the problem. >> he is president. i suppose he could dispatch secret service to haul them in. short of that, i don't know what he can do to make people come over. some people are more touchy feely than other people. that doesn't change the fact we live in a much more ideological age, where people just kind of turn their backs on each other ideologically in terms of p
the office of the president of the united states -- >> it was a slip of the tongue, a stumble over words both president obama, a constitutional law professor and chief justice of the supreme court john roberts should have known like the back of their hands. but the mistake made for an awkward moment in the middle of a solemn occasion. the swearing in of the first african-american president in front of a crowd more than a million strong on the national mall. robe robert's flub was significant enough that the oath had to be taken again. the very next day at the white house. >> i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: cnn senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin wrote an entire book about this awkward moment in presidential history titled "the oath." did they need to do it, again? >> no one knows. >> really? >> to this day because the legal significance of the oath remains kind of a mystery. so, they just said, look, someone could file a lawsuit, someone could make trouble. we don't want to spend the first week, the first month of the obama presidency litig
it safely to future generations. thank you. god bless you. god bless the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> for years ago, and the inauguration of president obama, a scene that will be repeated tomorrow january talented first -- january 21. live coverage of the present official swearing in from the blue room of the white house. we want to welcome john mcconnell who spent eight years with president bush and vice president cheney. thank you for being with us. this is from the "washington examiner." then there is this from the "chicago tribune." the issues will be framed tomorrow at his inaugural address. what will we hear? >> no time to waste me anything -- makes me think of president clinton this is about continuity. his time in office is now half finished. he is more conscious than ever before of the passing of time. he is going to be emphatic about his great ambitions. i do not think this will be a very policy specifics speech. there is an aspiration a level, a bit of discrimination of what we have gone there as a country. this is a characterization of what we have been th
. starting off monday, it's inauguration day. president obama will take the oath of office for his second term, at 12:00 noon on the west front of the united states capital, followed by the inaugural parade down pennsylvania avenue. tuesday, january 22nd, the president and vice president will attend the inaugural national prayer service. the program will feature prayer, readings, and musical performance. it starts at 10:30 a.m. at the washington national cathedral. wednesday, january 23rd, secretary of state hillary clinton will testify about last september's terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that takes place at the house foreign affairs committee room in 2172 of the rayburn office building. thursday, january 24th, senate foreign relations committee will hold a confirmation hearing for secretary of state nominee john perry. that starts at 10:00 a.m. in the heart office building. and on friday, january 25th, georgetown public policy holds an inaugural conference on at- risk children, youth and system reform. it will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the georgetown university
to be vice-president of the united states and prouder of the president barack obama's vice-president. he caught himself, but he clearly is thinking about it. >> sure. >> with the iowa crowd. >> steve: he's not just positioning, he's practicing as well today. and today was, a point which he would refer to as a big ceremonial deal at the observatory. >> brian: brent, we got a rehe previo -- reprieve from the vice-president cheney and george bush kind of liked that. and this is traditional from walter mondale on down, seeing the vice-president i want the top job next, al gore. >> yeah. >> sure, and it's something that i think is expected and biden has not been hiding the fact that he is seriously considering it. >> alisyn: right. >> obviously, talking about it in front of iowans. >> and john mccain has so humorously pointed out the job of vice-president is sometimes not that rewarding, so if it's not a shoe to the presidency, joe biden has seemed to enjoy it frankly, as you know, got a lot of laughs in the last four years, some intentional, some unintentional and today no different. >> and
barack obama set to do it again in just hours. one day before the public event. this, after a first-term marked by great triumphs >>> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> some setbacks. >> the bleakest unemployment in 26 years. >> big fights and deep sorrow. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> now, as barack obama prepares to begin his second term and washington, d.c. prepares for another presidential inauguration, we look ahead to the opportunities and the challenges facing the nation today, sunday, january 20th, 2013. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," "the second inauguration of barack obama" with lester holt and erica hill. live from washington, d.c. >>> welcome to a special edition of "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt. beautiful morning in washington, d.c. happy to have jenna and dylan here with us as well. based on the picture i saw on twitter last night, you allic canned it last night. >> we missed y
into a debate with optimism when you have a person elected with constituents in my home state of texas who said the president is using children as a human shield and talking about impeachment rather than the solid ideas before all of us. >> president obama was never going to win them over. what was interesting about today is how sort of loaded they were with ideas that were proposed by ideas like la pierre who called for a mental health database. they provide carrots to have federal agencies do a better job providing for mental health information to go into the background system. there is a lot of lower hanging fruit in the ideas he put forward that could have bipartisan support. >> pointing out the background checks, i think the odds are according to a couple of blocks, about 75%, they see it below 50% to get the assault weapons passed of any kind. at least some movement if possible on a few of those ideas. here we are the day before the president made this announcement of what to expect with executive action and the laws he would want congress to pursue. you have this nra ad that is going aft
. in addition to our safety efforts we are fulfilling president obama's bold vision for american rail, laying the foundation for high-speed rail corridors in 34 states and the district of columbia. in california, the nation's first true high-speed rail will break ground this year. four years ago very few people were talking about high-speed passenger rail in america. when the president put $8 billion in economic recovery in the plan that was a billion times more than our country had ever invested in high-speed passenger rail. today it's up to 12 million. the countries that i went to and visited in the first two years of my time in this job, there was a common denominator, a common theme in every country, the national government made investments in passenger rail. and finally, with president obama's vision we have a leader who has made a commitment in our country in the high-speed passenger rail act. and it's a strong commitment, and it will continue. our goal and their dream is to connect 80% of the country over the next 25 years, our best partners have been governor's, our best partners have
. president obama set to make that announcement about an hour from now. but this sheriff is not alone. at least six states say that they are seriously considering taking some sort of legislative action against the government. those states include alabama, missouri, montana, south carolina, texas, and wyoming. meanwhile many sheriffs, like the one in wyoming are calling also for action. judge judge andrew napolitano senior judicial analyst at fox and friend of "america's newsroom." >> good to be with you martha and bill with his wise cracks over there. bill: i'm good for that. martha: can they do this? >> yes. this is an interesting area of law enforcement. everybody in law enforcement in the judiciary takes the same oath, i took the oath. it's to uphold the constitution of the united states. eufpl police it in the oath is a judgment that each individual makes, is this order that my superiors have given me, is this request that my colleagues have asked of me, is this application that lawyers have made before me, consistent with the constitution? normally there is tremendous cooperation
, of how not talking, how republicans, we're talking about john boehner who went to a state dinner meeting. because john boehner didn't have a relationship with barack obama. when barack obama got on "meet the press" sunday morning and said yeah, we'll make adjustments to how we pay out social security. and then harry reid in the afternoon said no, we're not going to, if john boehner had a relationship like tip o'neill had a relationship with ronald reagan, they'd pick up the phone and say listen, here's the deal. i'll bring you the votes you need, but listen, you're going to have to tell harry reid to back off. okay, mr. president? we're not going to show you up. you said it this morning on "meet the press." we need that. give me that, and we'll get a vote on the floor and we'll pass this thing. but instead, there was no relationship. so they talked past each other. it was shortsighted and ended up costing taxpayers a lot of money over the next 10, 20 years. >> mika, those were forced meetings just behind the very top of the leadership ladder. what we're talking about is bringing together
-off with islamist extremists and a crucial role involving the u.s. in the siege. >> gregg: and president obama is preparing to take his second oath of office. will you be watching the inauguration? what the polls are telling us that americans will be doing on monday. >> the constitution of the united states. >> preserve what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> gregg: get out your party hats, it's party time in the nation's capitol. almost. as president obama prepares for his second inauguration. but people across the country can catch the excitement watching the big moment lit right here on the fox news channel. >> heather: according to some new polls, by rasmussen reports, just 58% of americans plan to watch all, most or some of the inauguration. and that's down from 75% when president oba
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